Constantly on the go? What to eat?
It’s an age-old question faced by many busy people that are looking to fine tune their everyday diet. Chances are you’ve occasionally ordered greasy takeout while crunching a deadline, or scarfed down a candy bar as you hurried to a meeting.
No matter how busy you are, the good news is snacks don’t have to be your diet downfall — they can actually help you stick with your meal plan as long as you choose wisely.
Healthy options can control hunger and deliver a boost of energy to get you through your day. The key is to have access to the right snacks whether you prepare them at home or if you hit the vending machine. Obviously if places of work, schools or hospitals don’t put healthy food in front of their people they will ultimately make bad decisions.
To keep energy levels going — and avoid weight gain — steer clear of foods with lots of added sugars like candy bars or soda. Look for foods that contain fiber like whole-grain breads, cereals, fruit, and vegetables and combine them with protein-rich snacks such as peanut butter or low-fat yogurt or cheese.
You most likely know that for sources of carbohydrate, fruits and whole grains beat simple sugars and refined grains; the problem is finding them where you work or spend most of your time.
It is not only schools and workplaces we should be concern about. Recent reports point to the incongruous number of unhealthy fast food outlets and junk vending machines in hospitals; is it what we really want for the patients and hospital staff?
If modernism is about taking a new attitude to addressing a public matter, then this is it! The idea is to have as many parents, teachers and community influencers engaged and be active in making better eating and lifestyle choices.